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Chemical Technician

Chemical Technician

Avarint’s Chemical Sciences Group is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support an experimental team conducting Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) at our Springville, NY location. Primary duties will include:

·      Providing laboratory support to research scientists and project managers in the planning and performance of chemical test programs;

·      Conducting laboratory activities in accordance with written standard operating procedures with an emphasis on safety;

·      Setting up and preparing experimental equipment; preparing test samples and calibrating equipment and analytical instrumentation;

·      Accurately documenting laboratory activities, test observations and experimental results in laboratory notebooks;

·      Performing other experimental support activities including sample collection, sample analysis, data acquisition and results reporting; 

·      Contributing to technical reports and helping review data sets for accuracy and compliance with QA/QC guidelines;

·      Operating, maintaining and troubleshooting of analytical test equipment (GC, GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS) and working closely with project managers and technical teams to schedule instrument time and adjust methods to meet project objectives; and

·      Leading post-experiment clean-up, waste collection and waste disposal.

 

The position also requires that the selected candidate possesses:  

·      Excellent hands-on laboratory skills.

·      A willingness to work with chemical agents and other chemicals including toxic industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

·      Excellent organizational skills and communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to appropriately communicate with colleagues and management to support the planning and execution of projects.

·      Ability to learn new methods and techniques.

·      Attention to detail and the flexibility and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

·      Ability to wear personal protective equipment including air purifying respirators.

 

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

·      BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or other related discipline with 1-3 years of professional experience in a chemistry laboratory. OR

·      AAS in Chemistry or other related discipline with 4-6 years of professional experience in a chemistry laboratory.

·      Experience with Microsoft Office software including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE DESIRED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION:

·      Experience with Microsoft Project and SharePoint.

·      Experience in contract research, working for the federal government and/or private organizations on government contracts.

 

Candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required. The position requires participation in a Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP), administered by the U.S. Army.  A medical examination will be required to ensure ability to perform duties and wear personal protective equipment. Candidate will also be required to comply with a Drug Testing Program.